[Assessment 1251] Re: Videos of good teachers teaching ESL

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valerie.woodard valerie.woodard at hccs.edu
Tue Feb 12 15:35:54 EST 2008

Thank you this is very important information for professional


From: assessment-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:assessment-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Jodi Crandall
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:02 PM
To: The Assessment Discussion List
Cc: Lynn Savage
Subject: [Assessment 1250] Videos of good teachers teaching ESL

I knew that Lynn Savage had developed a series of these some years ago,
so i emailed her to ask if they were still available and also if she
knew of others.

What follows is the information that she sent:

The title of our series is Teacher Training through Video. The
publisher is Longman/Pearson. The videos are now on two DVD's - 6
lessons each - 1 on lesson planning and 5 on lower level techniques on
one DVD; the other 6 of high level techniques.

About the time we did ours a woman from New York (I can't remember her
name now) also did a series with federal dollars. I believe they were
published through Laubach Literacy or ProLiteracy. I don't know if they
are still available.

The Toronto Board of Education also did something called TESL Vision: A
Video Resource for TESL teaching. I used part of one of them when I was
doing Peace Corps training. As I recall, their apporach is more
reflective and less didactic than TTTV.

Thanks, Lynn.

On Feb 10, 2008, at 6:57 PM, jhalaesl at aol.com wrote:

MLOTS (David Rosen in Mass.) was working on a project to produce online
instructional demo/best practices videos. Anyone know of the progress on

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Subject: [Assessment 1236] Re: {Dangerous Content?} RE: Assessment
Digest, Vol 29, Issue 70

Videos of good teachers teaching ESL are tremendously helpful. San Diego
used to use them for new teachers and probably still does. Does anyone
know where to get such videos? The main problem an inexperienced ESL
teacher has is how to elicit language from students, and watching a good
teacher is the best way to learn the techniques. The biggest mistake
new ESL teachers make is too much talking themselves -- usually talking
about things students cannot possibly understand.


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